The 7 best yoga mats on offer
Yogis, this one’s for you
By Briar Clark
BEAUTYcrew Content Producer / July 12 2021
When it comes to perfecting your yogic practice, there’s no better way to kickstart the zen times than by setting the right vibe.
Light your incense and cleanse your space of bad juju, unnecessary distractions and noise pollution, and set the mood with some relaxing background music (because there’s nothing like a choir of chanting monks to really get the party started y’know?).
Most importantly, get yourself a practical (and maybe a bit pretty) yoga mat for you to practice all of your sick yoga tricks. Nail particularly tricky inversions like headstands or test the limits of your internal equilibrium with a grounding tree pose, we say.
Whatever your skill level, there’s a yoga mat for that – here are seven yogi-friendly picks to try.
YIN YOGA MATS Fes Yoga Mat
Not only does this non-slip microfibre and sustainable tree rubber pick look like a very expensive Kilim rug (obsessed), but it’s also a great pick if you're a bit of a sweaty Betty, thanks to naturally antimicrobial and antifungal properties. These extra perks also make it a perfect pick for some steamy hot yoga seshes or some particularly rigorous floor Pilates workouts.
Lululemon The Reversible Mat 3mm
Let’s be real, yoga-centric fitness brand Lululemon is basically a yogi’s wet dream. This reversible mat is nice and thin, making it perfect for travel if you’re after a lightweight option (or maybe you just really like to feel the ground beneath your feet). Either way, this non-slip, natural rubber exercise mat will keep you steady in your stance thanks to an extra grippy top layer.
MANDUKA PROlite Yoga Mat
After an extra supportive yoga mat? This high-density cushioned and closed-cell constructed yoga accessory is a sure thing regardless of the surface you’re working out on, keeping your joints comfy through any particularly strenuous yogic sequences.
NAKED SOUL Elephant Cork Yoga Mat
Boasting a lovely bit of elephant-inspired artwork as well as a cork and rubber construction, this non-slip mat makes yoga a more visually enjoyable experience. Downward dog while staring into the eyes of one of the world’s most majestic animals? Sign us up.
BAHE Alignment 4mm Yoga Mat
If you’re a bit of a newbie to all things yoga and could do with a guide to help with the alignment of your poses, you can’t go wrong with this anti-odour and anti-bacterial pick. It features handy alignment markings to keep you on the straight and narrow when you’re sans instruction.
YOGA EVERYWHERE Hutt Lagoon Yoga Mat
Thanks to an absorbent micro-suede top layer, you can easily machine wash this stunning piece of eye-candy after each use – let the Bikram yoga-obsessed rejoice!